Monthly Archives: September 2015

Everyone Says They Hate Hardcover Fiction. But Do We Really?

How much do we judge a book by its cover? There have been plenty of great blog posts and articles about how incredible graphic design on book jackets has become… Sue Miller’s The Arsonist, the paperback redesign of Howard Jacobson’s … Continue reading

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Part Two: Great Stories for Boys!

Time for Part Two of my anti-gender-norms in picture books series. Bizarrely, it was far more difficult for me to come up with great stories for boys than for girls. Maybe it’s because I was a little girl with a … Continue reading

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Great Stories for Girls!

Surprising no one who has ever met me, I love children’s books. More than that, I love children’s books that strive to do something different, whether that means interactivity, subverting traditional stories or switching up gender norms. That last one … Continue reading

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Emily Reads… Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen

Sometimes, working in a bookstore can be tough. Before you roll you eyes and picture yourself buried in your favorite novel while calling it “work,” let me explain. First of all, there is so much more that bookstore employees do … Continue reading

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